NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate MA

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Purpose: The career studies certificate in Carpentry Framing is designed to prepare students for the residential framing program, a specialized subcraft of carpentry, through classroom instruction and through the hands-on framing in new home construction. This w ork-based learning approach will develop skilled workers to address the skilled worker shortages. This program is a partnership between NVCC, the Industry-Education Alliance, and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association. It is a 26-week program with a maximum of 15 students enrolled in the program at any one time. Students attend class 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Entry into the program can occur at various points during the year. For admission, students must apply and go through an interview process.

1st Semester2nd Semester

   BLD131Carpentry Framing I5
   BLD132Carpentry Framing II5
   BLD133Carpentry Framing III5
   BLD136Building Construction Math2
   BLD134Carpentry Framing IV 5
   BLD190Coordinated Internship: Carpentry 3
   ENG100Basic Occupational Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1711

Total credits for the Construction: Carpentry Framing Career Studies Certificate = 28.

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